- Size: 12'6" × 15'3" (381 × 464 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie RugsFrom where comes the beauty of vintage Indian Dhurrie rugs? Some people would say that it is hidden in their stunning patterns and rich color palettes, however, this piece proves […]
- Size: 11'6" × 12'0" (350 × 365 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Square RugsWhile minimalistic, this vintage Indian dhurrie rug still manages to draw the attention with its beautiful craftsmanship and clever design. Woven by hand circa 1950, the carpet features a rather […]
- Size: 12'7" × 19'10" (383 × 604 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie RugsAlthough Indian Dhurrie rugs are known by general public mostly for their elaborate patterns accompanied by exotic color palettes, the weaver of this particular piece decided to do something completely […]
- Size: 9'0" × 11'6" (274 × 350 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie RugsWhile Dhurrie rugs are mostly known for their lavish patterns accompanied by vivacious color palette, the weaver of this particular piece decided to do something completely opposite and managed to […]
- Size: 12'3" × 14'8" (373 × 447 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Pop-Up ShopA mid 20th century Vintage Indian Dhurrie rug for sale. This hand-knotted flat-weave Dhurrie rug is an excellent example of “dovetailed joints”, which means that the same warp is shared […]
- Size: 13'10" × 20'0" (421 × 609 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie RugsA late 20th century vintage Indian Dhurrie rug, Circa: 1950. This majestic Indian Dhurrie vintage rug impresses with its size, pattern and color. Very symbolic design is largely based on […]
- Size: 16'3" × 19'7" (495 × 596 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized RugsA late 20th century Vintage Indian Dhurrie rug. The basis of this outstanding composition are tiny, colorful diamonds; each of them symbolizes an eye. A rich ornament with the motif […]
- Size: 18'7" × 31'5" (566 × 957 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized RugsOversized Antique Indian Dhurrie Rug, a mid 20th century Indian Dhurrie rug. Woven in 1940’s, this Indian vintage round rug immediately amazes with its distinctive color palette. Navy blue paired […]
- Size: 18'0" × 22'2" (548 × 675 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized RugsA late 20th century Vintage Indian Dhurrie rug. An excellent flat-weave in colors of the rainbow simply dazzles with its fabulous style. A pattern full of diamonds covers the whole […]
- Size: 17'8" × 29'4" (538 × 894 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized RugsA mid 20th century Vintage Indian Dhurrie rug. The basis of this outstanding composition are tiny, colorful diamonds, each of them symbolizing an eye. A rich ornament with a motif […]
- Size: 23'0" × 23'0" (701 × 701 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized Rugs, Square RugsA mid 20th century antique Indian Dhurrie rug, Circa: 1950. This vintage area rug great size is not its only advantage. Thanks to weaving technique developed by Indians, this handmade […]
- Size: 8'2" × 15'0" (248 × 457 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie RugsThis circa 1940 antique Indian Dhurrie rug consists of a main field of chartreuse, with abstract diamond patterns appearing throughout. A gray main border completes the modern yet simultaneously traditional […]
- Size: 15'9" × 21'9" (480 × 662 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized RugsThis circa-1940 vintage Indian Dhurrie rug features an all-over design of sharp geometric, linear abstractions in green and red, with stylized flowers in purple appearing throughout against a field of […]
- Size: 8'4" × 11'9" (254 × 358 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie RugsThis mid-century Dhurrie flatweave antique rug features geometric and floral abstractions, arabesques and serrated leaf patterns in shades of red, beige, green and brown against a field of green. The […]
- Size: 14'6" × 14'6" (441 × 441 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized Rugs, Square RugsUnusual among the Indian Dhurrie rugs in the Doris Leslie Blau collection, this example has a light brown field beneath a simple allover trellis of stepped ivory vinery within a […]
- Size: 4'0" × 6'0" (121 × 182 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie RugsA second quarter 20th century Indian Dhurrie antique rug, the blue, orange and yellow striped field covered by an orange symmetrical design with two stylized medallions with hooked-device vinery and […]
- Size: 18'2" × 18'2" (553 × 553 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Oversized Rugs, Square RugsAn Indian Dhurrie rug, the pistachio field with an overall lozenge lattice containing golden yellow fleur-de-lys within a golden yellow Greek key border. Dhurrie rugs have been made by the […]
- Size: 4'3" × 31'9" (129 × 967 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Runners & Wide RunnersDhurries are unique and important thick, flat-woven textiles that in India have a variety of purposes depending on their size, pattern and material. Although the concept of a dhurrie is […]
- Size: 3'10" × 27'4" (116 × 833 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Indian Dhurrie Rugs, Runners & Wide RunnersThis circa-1940 antique Indian Dhurrie runner area rug features an all-over design of repeating rectangular geometric abstractions in shades of yellow-green against a field of multicolored stripes. The striking linear […]
History of Indinan Dhurrie Rugs
Traditional Indian Dhurrie rugs had been overshadowed by luxuriant Mughal pile carpets for too long. In the twentieth century these antique flat-woven Indian rugs began to be recognized and lauded as a significant art form of the Indian subcontinent. Transcending social boundaries, the Dhurrie rugs were used by both commoner and royalty. As versatile and welcome in a dirt-floor hut, Dhurrie rugs as it is in the most palatial home. At its simplest, Dhurrie rugs was a multi-purpose textile used as a floor covering, or for bedding or packaging, while the most elaborate were woven with the finest fibers and enhanced by gold-wrapped thread and graced the palaces of royalty.
Dhurrie Rugs Weaving
In fact, it wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century that durries started to be considered marvelous and exquisite carpets. Early Indian dhurrie rugs’ designs were rather ordinary since the aesthetic function was of no greater importance at the time. The situation has changed after the Partition of India. The inhabitants of certain areas of the country moved to Panipat, the’Textile City’, where the ancestral craft of weaving dhurries began to flourish.
There can be distinguished many types of Indian dhurries. Women living in the villages near Panipat are known for their traditional hand-woven Panja dhurrie rugs. Interestingly enough, such this kind of rugs is in some regions a part of a dowry for a daughter when she gets married. The hand-loomed dhurries can be described as more contemporary, thicker, and with bolder patterns. There are also Chindi dhurrie, which are a fairly new type, and designer dhurrie rugs.
Characteristics of Indian Dhurrie Rugs
Dhurrie rugs have been made by the people of India for thousands of years. By definition, a dhurrie (the word is sometimes spelled “dari” or “durrie”) is a flat-woven rug indigenous to India and the surrounding regions — Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Burma. Dhurries are always weft-faced, which means that the warp, or lengthwise threads of the rug, are never visible except at the fringes. Indian Dhurrie rugs can be coarsely or finely woven and, best of all, they are reversible and easy to clean. Cotton, flat-woven dhurries are light so they can be folded and moved without a slightest effort. Moreover, their practicality manifests itself in the resistance to silverfish and other insects responsible for destroying regular carpets. Due to the fact that Indian dhurries are impenetrable to those parasites, they are distinguished by a particularly low-maintenance cost and upmost durability. Finally, a genuine cotton Indian Dhurrie rug is always warm in winters and cool in summers thanks to which one may use them all year round with the benefit to the home ambience
Design of Indian Dhurrie Rugs
Dhurrie rugs have few structural or stylistic restrictions. They can be as small at 12” by 12” or as large as 20’ by 20’. The carpets usually feature “dovetailed joints,” which means that the same warp is shared when wefts of different colors meet, resulting in an unbroken weave. But they sometimes employ the slit-tapestry technique used in kilims, which creates small gaps when different blocks of color are introduced. Traditionally Dhurries are 100% cotton or wool (however, there are instances of jute or silk dhurries), flat woven on a loom, ensuring a truly hand-crafted, all-natural and eco-friendly product.
Patterns of Dhurrie Rugs
Stripes, geometrics, and rudimentary Islamic images, such as mosques and minarets, are traditional dhurrie motifs, largely because they were easy to create on the simple horizontal looms used to weave them. But as Britain’s influence grew in 19th-century India, so did the popularity of European designs, particularly, brash Victorian floral patterns.
The most popular and prevailing colors on traditional Indian Dhurrie rugs are shades of white and indigo. This combination of cream, ivory or off-white hues with the multi-level depth of indigo – the most precious and iconic Indian dye – creates an extremely elegant, timeless and appealing composition that is suitable for a living room, a bedroom or any other space in the house in equal measure.
Bucking the trend towards lower quality, mass-production, our Dhurrie Rugs are hand-loomed by artisans in Rajasthan, India, using the traditional method that dates back centuries. In India, this ancient art form has been passed down from generation to generation and there are entire families of craftsmen dedicated to the art of weaving dhurrie rugs and carpets. Our designs are primarily inspired by traditional antique Dhurries and their motifs and make a wonderfully causal addition to any room.
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